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Help frontline workers cope with stress during the COVID-19 pandemic: suggested actions on peers

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World Health Organization

03 Aug 2020

As a peer, you have several ways in which you can support your colleagues to deal with stress, maintain their mental health, or control specific situations during the COVID-19 pandemic that put frontline workers under enormous strain and alter their mental health at work. This is important for their physical and psychological safety and social well-being. Peers can provide personal and professional support to each other in distinct ways, enabling a collective solution to problems, which is essential in enhancing your personal well-being and your satisfaction with unprecedented emergency situations. Peer support is not only beneficial to group performance and work relationships, it can also do your job. Here are some measures you can take to support your peers to deal with stress during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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